Business Introduction

Businesses have always been a fundamental part of the history of Fredericksburg from the earliest history of the community. From when this place was called Stumpstown to current times, many unique and varied lines of work have blessed the lives of the citizens of town. All photographs unless otherwise noted are in the possession of the authors private collection.

This section recounts the stories of several successful businesses of Fredericksburg including a number of enterprising citizens of town who trace their origins to this fair community. This section is not intended to be a complete listing of businesses associated with the town, but rather a glimpse into the lives of some of the persons who made their home here. At the time of next years intended publication, many additional businesses will be included as this website gives the reader a condensed version of the town heritage though selected business ventures.

The hotel of Harry E. Boeshore looms in the center, while Ira Rudy’s Bakery is seen on the far right of the photograph, circa 1930

Main Street Looking East From The Square

Main Street Looking East From The Square